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NOVA President Announces Support of Growth4VA Campaign

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) President Scott Ralls today announced his support of the newly-launched Growth4VA campaign, which will focus on promoting reform and reinvestment in Virginia’s top-ranked higher education system. The campaign, backed by a partnership of higher education and business leaders, aims to help grow the Virginia economy, expand access to education and job opportunities for all Virginians and regain Virginia’s #1 ranking for business. 
Virginia’s colleges, universities and community colleges are stepping up to help achieve these goals. Working with partners in the business community, we will be offering practical policies and creative ideas focused on four strategies: 
  • Make Virginia the Top State for Talent

  • Become recognized as the Home of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

  • Prepare Virginians for Great Jobs and Great Lives

  • Provide Affordable Access for All Virginians

NOVA collaborates with employers, economic development organizations, community–based organizations, workforce development boards and other educational institutions to address the skills gap and deliver a robust talent pipeline for the region.  The College does this to ensure Northern Virginia businesses remain globally competitive.  NOVA provides access to highly-skilled, credentialed and diverse talent along with affordable pathways for those seeking family-supporting careers.
“Whether it is through partnering with the nation’s largest technology association (the Northern Virginia Technology Council) or teaming with the Commonwealth’s largest university (George Mason University), NOVA is committed to serving our business and civic communities.  NOVA and Mason are grateful for and supportive of the efforts of the Business Higher Education Council.”
For additional details on the Growth4VA campaign, visit www.growth4va.com.


Media Contacts: 
Gena McGroarty  |  gmcgroarty@mwcllc.com
Kathy Thompson  |  kathompson@nvcc.edu
Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. Its Cybersecurity AAS degree program is an NSA and DHS-designated Center of Academic Excellence for Two-Year Colleges.  For more information about NOVA's Cybersecurity program, visit www.nvcc.edu.
Growth4VA is a campaign of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council and has been endorsed by all 15 of Virginia’s public higher education institutions and the Virginia Community College System. To learn more about the Growth4VA campaign, including the current economic impact of Virginia’s higher education system and the Growth4VA coalition’s plans for expanding economic growth and opportunity in Virginia, visit the campaign website at www.Growth4VA.com.


Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.